|Active ingredient : Dutasteride||Manufactured by : Various|
|Treatment: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)||Dosage : 0.5 mg|
Are you a man in your 50's with an enlarged prostrate which causes stoppages in urine flow and makes you feel the urge to urinate frequently? Then you are suffering from BPH or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia which is a common urine problem in men over the age of 50. Enlarged prostrate causes the symptoms of BPH and these can be cured through Avodart (Dutasteride). Generic Avodart is the brand name of the drug Dutasteride that also reduces the chances of requirement of prostate surgery that may be necessary in case of acute urinary retention. Sometimes prostate becomes so enlarged that it completely blocks passage of urine from the bladder and the only option left for the doctors is prostate surgery. Generic Avodart relieves a person from this problem and keeps prostate surgery at bay.
Dutasteride is a drug that prevents conversion of the hormone testosterone into dihydrotestoterone. So if you are troubled by symptoms of BPH that include frequent urination, flow starts and stops, weak stream of urine, having to wake up at night to urinate, bladder not emptying completely, having trouble urinating, you may be prescribed Avodart to get relief from these symptoms.
Avodart is meant for use of adult men only and women should not take or even touch Dutasteride (Avodart) packing for the risk of coming in contact with their skin. Avodart has been known to cause specific birth defect in the baby of the woman who comes in contact with the medication. In case a contact with skin does take lace, the woman should wash the area immediately with soap and water.
If you have ever been prescribed Avodart and have had allergy to any of its ingredients, you must tell your doctor about your allergy if you are prescribed the drug again. Some patients have reported side effects like swelling of tongue, face, or throat with the use of Dutasteride. There have also been cases where skin peeling and other skin reactions have been reported by patients as side effects. If you face any of these side effects, it is better to inform your health care provider straight away so as to get medical help. Erectile dysfunction or impotency is the most common side effect of Avodart, and many men have reported reduced sex drive when they are using Dutasteride.
Your doctor knows better, and he may ask you to go for the test of prostrate cancer if he feels you have suffered from the side effects of Generic Avodart to catch serious for of prostate cancer.